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Ellsworth School Department Substitute Teacher Orientation Session 1


with Ann Sargent, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Feb 5, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Effective substitute teachers need to know how to access policies and procedures, facilities and lesson plans. They also need to understand the school culture and have a toolkit of instructional, classroom and behavior management strategies. This workshop addresses these topics for the Ellsworth Schools and will be followed up by a tour at each building.  

Welding ~ Beginners to Intermediate to Advanced


with Richard Mitchell III, Houlton/Hodgdon Adult & Community Education

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 5, 2020 at 5 pm, runs for 5 weeks

In this class, Richard teaches welding at all levels from beginners to advanced with one on one instruction.   

Safety training and equipment safety and discussed and demonstrated at the first class.

Excel 2016 - Basics - Feb.


with Dorothy Prescott, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Feb 5, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Widely used in office settings, knowledge of Excel 2016 will enhance employment possibilities. This course teaches the basic setup and use of spreadsheets to new users, or can be taken by Excel users wishing to refresh their skills. Included are editing and formatting of cells and the use of basic formulas.  Jump in if you have confidence using the computer.

Full Course

Career Planning


with Caroline Mitchell, Region 9 Adult Education

Calendar Feb 6, 2020 at 1 pm

Each participant will complete the World of Work Inventory. This assessment helps individuals evaluate what is important in their future work. During the workshop, discussion will focus on how the information relates to career choices. Labor statistics and alternatives to traditional college will also be discussed.

Aerial Lift Training - Feb.


with Brad Costigan, Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Calendar Feb 8, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Be in compliance with the changing standards by taking Veterans Safety and Health Consulting LLC’s OSHA Compliant Personal Lift certification class.  Learn how to safely and correctly operate aerial lifts and scissor lifts. There are an average of 26 construction worker fatalities each year from lift accidents, often due to operator error or negligence, amounting to as much as 3% of all construction related deaths each year. Reduce YOUR risk of injuries and fatalities with proper OSHA-compliant lift certification. Three separate sessions are offered; choose the one you want.  Minimum of 10 participants to make this class run.

Introduction to Massage Therapy


with Philip Payne, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Feb 8, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks

Do you enjoy giving or getting a massage? Do you want to learn more about massage and how it can help enrich your life? Have you ever wondered about a career as a Massage Therapist? Come join us for this overview of the field of massage therapy. Topics covered include historical perspectives on massage, ethics and legalities, universal precautions, indications and contraindications, equipment and basic massage techniques with an emphasis on how you can use massage in your day-to-day life, or take it further by becoming a licensed practitioner. Makeup class (if needed) 02/29/20.

Google Drive


with TBA, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Feb 10, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Google Drive is an example of a cloud-based place you can create and save files of all kinds-word documents, spreadsheets, surveys, and more.  You can access the files from most devices and more than one person can work on a file at the same time. If you’re using it for personal use the Google suites are free.  It’s  also a practical way to learn new programs without investing in software programs.  Basic computer skills, including hardware and software basics and a Gmail account are required for this workshop.   Makeup class (if needed) 04/06/20.

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Substitute Teacher Training I


with Patrick Hartnett, Oxford Hills/Nezinscot Adult Education

Calendar Feb 11, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

Substitute teaching is a way to help your community while earning extra money. This workshop provides information about school expectations, teachers’ lesson plans, and assertive discipline. Persons who complete this course successfully may be enrolled as substitute teachers for SAD 17. (College degree preferred but not required.) Must advance register for either session.

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